The band was formed around 1977, when pub rockers Kursaal Flyers broke up. The drummer from the band, Will Birch, and vocalist/guitarist John Wicks, who had joined the Kursaals in the last stages, began writing together, inspired by the pure pop tradition of the Raspberries, Badfinger, and Big Star. By 1978, they had completed the group by adding bassist Phil Brown and guitarist Huw Gower. After a series of live gigs, they released their debut, "Starry Eyes," on the independent Record Company label in November of the same year. They received some valuable early exposure on the Stiff label's Be Stiff tour, which led to their signing with Virgin Records.
Here is the US album edition of Shades In Bed and Crashes from 1980 both in flac and mp3(Crashes reissue 2004 mp3).
A classic power pop band of the late '70, early '80. I always loved the band also of the guitar sound.
SB1 The Records (1979) mp3
Crashes (Reissue 2004) mp3
The Records (1979) Flac
Crashes (regular edition) Flac